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Submitted by Roger Mellor

The End of the River (1947)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Derek Twist
Producers - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Starring - Sabu
Running Time - 79 mins
Country of Origin - UK

A curio, produced by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and directed by Derek Twist, who had edited Powell's 1937 semi-documentary about Shetland islanders, The Edge of the World. The all-purpose exotic Sabu, who also appeared in Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus, here plays Manoel, forced to leave his jungle home for the corrupt and dirty city and finding himself on trial for murder. Despite a good cast and the Brazilian locations, the results are both confusing and disappointing.

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